sport news David Beckham lauds his Inter Miami squad following their MLS bow

'Exciting times ahead': David Beckham lauds his Inter Miami squad following their MLS bow as he insists 'we should be very proud how far we have come' despite defeat against Los Angeles FC

By Press Association Sport Staff

Published: 06:20 GMT, 2 March 2020 | Updated: 06:20 GMT, 2 March 2020

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David Beckham has praised his Inter Miami squad following the team's 1-0 loss to Los Angeles FC in their first-ever MLS match.

The former England captain took to Instagram to congratulate the club's players and staff and share his excitement for the team's future.

'Very proud moment for our club today and the team did us proud,' the former and LA Galaxy midfielder said.

David Beckham watched on from the stands as Inter Miami made their MLS debut on Sunday

David Beckham watched on from the stands as Inter Miami made their MLS debut on Sunday

Beckham congratulated the club's players and staff on Instagram following the final whistle

Beckham congratulated the club's players and staff on Instagram following the final whistle

'It's been a long journey but this is only the beginning. To Diego (The Boss) the team and our entire staff... we should be very proud how far we have come and what the future holds.

'Exciting times ahead.'

The 44-year-old is the co-owner of the 25th MLS franchise which, six years after its initial conception, finally took to the pitch on Sunday.

Beckham's side, managed by two-time CONCACAF Champions League winner Diego Alonso, showed flashes of promise in their first outing against a strong LAFC unit.

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